Crown Prosecutor, St. Paul

  • Government of Alberta
  • Saint Paul, Alberta, Canada
  • Jul 31, 2020
Full time Lawyer (In House Counsel) Lawyer (Public Sector)

Job Description

    • The
Alberta Crown Prosecution Services Division (ACPS)
    • has opportunities for Crown Prosecutors to join our Regional Prosecutions team in the St. Paul Crowns Office.

    • As a Crown Prosecutor, you will demonstrate the ability to help deliver justice through fearless, fair and effective prosecutions. The daily responsibilities of Crown Prosecutors encompass a multitude of duties, such as: bail, charge screening, early case resolution, alternative measures, whether to proceed to trial or discontinue a prosecution, conduct of all prosecutions, entering a stay of proceedings, withdrawing charges, plea resolution, provision of disclosure, electing to proceed summarily or by indictment, taking a position on sentence, drafting legal opinions/briefings, dealing with victims, witnesses and police, and launching appeals.

    • Specific accountabilities of the position include:

    • The public interest is served and a just result is obtained
    • The Court is provided with evidence and legal argument that is fair, accurate and complete
    • Assigned prosecutions of all serious and complex cases are conducted in a highly competent manner
    • Working with victims of crimes and their families

    • The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

    • Drafting legal opinions/briefings and court documents professionally and appropriately
    • Working effectively to build collaborative environments with stakeholders of the justice system
    • Problem solving and adapting approach as required to achieve intended outcomes
    • Independent decision making
    • Prioritizing actions/cases effectively to respond to numerous challenges and demands
    • Analyzing situations fully to make informed decisions

  A Bachelor of Laws (LLB) or Juris Doctor (JD), and active membership or immediate eligibility for membership with the Law Society of Alberta are required.

Legal Officer 1: a minimum of 2 years of legal criminal experience is required.
Legal Officer 2: a minimum of 4 years legal criminal experience is required.
Legal Officer 3: a minimum of 11 years legal criminal experience is required.

A valid Alberta Motor Vehicle Operators License is a requirement. Some travel within the province is required.

For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required.
  Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in serving Albertans. We encourage you to have an in depth understanding of the competencies that are required for this opportunity and to be prepared to demonstrate them during the recruitment process. The link below will assist you with understanding competencies:
  Justice Legal Counsel 1: $3,055.53 - $3,936.73 bi-weekly ($79,749 to $102,748 annually)
Justice Legal Counsel 2: $4,391.03 - $5,600.88 bi-weekly ($114,605 to $146,182 annually)
Justice Legal Counsel 3: $5,535.55 - $6,467.12 bi-weekly ($144,477 to $168,791 annually)
Justice Legal Counsel 4: $6,337.96 - $6,970.31 bi-weekly ($165,420 to $181,925 annually)
    • Location: St. Paul, Alberta

    • Hours of Work: 8:15AM - 4:30PM, Monday to Friday (36.25 hours/week)

    • This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies at equal or lesser classifications across the Government of Alberta.

    • Classification and salary will be determined based on candidate's assessed related experience.

    • Final candidates will be required to undergo a security screening.

What we offer:
    • Comprehensive benefits plan:
    • Pension plan:
    • Pension Plan:
    • Leadership and mentorship programs
    • Professional learning and development
    • Positive workplace culture and work-life balance

    • Some positions will be eligible to receive premium pay based on the location. Please visit the following page for more information:

  How to Apply
  Online applications are preferred. To apply online, users will be required to have an online account:

As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file using the following suggested naming convention: Lastname,Firstname_JobIDXXXXXXX

Applicants are advised to provide information that clearly and concisely demonstrates how their qualifications meet the advertised requirements.

It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS)
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

For Law degrees obtained outside Canada, proof of accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) is required.

ONLY if you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume (in one document), quoting the Job ID, to: Chantal Nguyen by email at

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